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history. teach time i talk about lincoln the image of gandhi comes to mind. instinctively this collection between lincoln and gandhi may appear to be simple. it takes a devoted student of history, a gifted storyteller, a scholar and an intellectual to help us develop a better projection of these two great figures whose legacies transcend boundaries. we have just that kind of a person in our midst. professor rajmohan gandhi is a passionate advocate of human rights, the rights of minorities in india in particular, and freedom of speech. he left the indian delegation to the united nations human rights commission -- commission. he also led the moral rearmament movement in india called the initiative of change in an effort to battle against corruption and inequality in india. he was the chief editor of a newspaper meaning courage. it advance the cause of free speech especially during a period backward free speech was under attack in india. in addition to his active engagement in public life, rajmohan gandhi is also a prolific writer. at one point in his career, he was the edito
books. he is by my standards perhaps the best authority on abraham lincoln in the world. i recently had the opportunity to use one of his books in my undergraduate class with great success. harold has received the national humanities metal and he is senior vice president for external affairs at the metropolitan museum of art. his associate, craig symonds is professor emeritus of the u.s. naval academy and former naval officer. he is a very famous on these grounds because his wife worked here for many years and craig was a volunteer cross country coach. my favorite of all his books is lincoln and his admirals' which i am going to use in the fall semester for my class. it won the lincoln prize which is exceedingly prestigious in the field of the civil war. he also has written the best biography of joseph johnson and patrick clayborn. our third participant is annette gordon-reed who received her law degree from harvard and had a youthful fascination with thomas jefferson. she has written several books on sally hammons and her third major book is andrew johnson. annette gordon-reed has a st
lincoln's assassination responsible for prosecuting the conspirators who had worked with john wilkes booth. however, he is a much larger figure than that. he was 67 years old by the time he got to washington by the time he became licensed judge advocate general he had a very long life and lived on until 1894. he's a much bigger figure than not. do we know him best as for his years as lincoln judge at the good general. >> host: you titled this "lincoln's forgotten ally." what you choose this is a title? >> guest: because of his importance to lincolns. because of the steep devotion to lincoln and his policies and therefore he is lincolns ally. but he is someone whom we simply doubt remember and historical records except in terms of a tiny slice of what roles he played over the course of his life. as a professional. certainly one of the most important members of lincolns administration. and yet he has dropped off the historical map, except for certain tiny parts of his life. and that is what i find among the most fascinating. >> host: why do you feel it was so over the din history? >> guest:
been active in the lincoln park golf group for that entire time. i am currently a board member on the golf club. i have followed the issue for some time. it occurs to me that the real issue is not so much frogs and snakes, but technical details withthere are arguments on both sides. there is a strong desire on the a minority of people around here. the affordability aspect is the issue. there are very few golf courses in this area that retired and junior golfers and people of limited income template. sharp is one of those and lincoln is one of those. it will deprive us of the opportunity to play. as much as we might want to and as much as might be good for us. i very much opposed this proposed ordinance. sharp park is a wonderful treasure and it needs to be kept open. >> next speaker. >> i am here to speak on behalf of the harvey milk democratic club and our environmental caucus in support of this ordinance. we feel when you combine the needs of the world to have last act locally and think globally as opposed to a leisure time sport that there is actually no debate. it is import
, not the united states so you'll have to take my word for it. in 2009 charlie's 1864 lincoln at the gates of history are and rave reviews including a glowing three-quarter page review in "the new york times." only to be in her soul by the publisher in the wake of the economic recession. throughout these many achievements and occasional setbacks, charlie's most stunning success and greater strength has been his wife kathy and his three fantastic children and more recently grand children. and kathy transferred -- he quickly adopted the state of kentucky with open arms. he has performed most of his research in nature and kentucky university faithful to her love of thorough bred racing each bring if a call he can be found with made -- at keenan's clubhouse. and he fought the good fight against armies ever to make central kentucky a dumping ground for nuclear waste. he is the citizen patriot always ready for the most tried pass showing the limelight speaking out when necessary but never to hear himself pontificate. charlie has an endearing humanity and humility which adds tremendously to the s
right behind alliances infantrymen who are fire in a nearby federate banks. by the time abraham lincoln driving east in 1864 to come in the entire union army and to oppose robert e. lee in northern virginia, he was communicating with his corps commanders by telegraph from his headquarters miles behind the front. contrary to the myth he was often drunk, and no time during the war with the incapable of affect of action to to consuming alcohol. i see at the top of this page he hammered note that says, take a drink of water whether you think you need it or not. [laughter] meteoric rise among union generals, grandpa only developed enormous administrative skills but became a great strategist. more than any other general on either side, he understood servers that this word integral part of vast battlefield area and could be used as avenues for penetrating and cutting up confederacy. lincoln described in this way. once grant gets hold of the place, he acts as if he had inherited. among the great impressions of grant that is mistaken is that he really wasn't very bright. during the last are the
. abraham lincoln rocco mediate in 64 to command the union army and opposed property in northern virginia. he was communicating with his core commanders by telegraph from his headquarters miles behind the front. contrary to the myth that he was often drunk at no time during the war was incapable of effective action. there was a handwritten note that said take a drink of water with you think you need it or not. [laughter] >> during his meteoric rise, developed enormous administrative skills but became a great strategist. more than any general on either side he understood that the rivers of the south were an integral part of a fast battlefield area and could be used as avenues for penetrating cutting up the confederacy. lincoln described it this way:once grant get hold of a place he acts as if he had inherited it. among the great impressions of grand that is mistaken is that he wasn't very bright. during the last year of the war he created and incorporated into his headquarters that city point, virginia what he called the bureau of military information. this was a sophisticated and highly e
of characters. you have this whole roster of future contenders will not talk about lincoln, but. tubman. he meets with terror. this border area he is planning to attack. he meets with their command he thinks she has given him the proposal. and in my view he is a wishful thinker. he sees things that are not particularly there. so he has been very disappointed when she does not appear. the problem is we don't have much of her own riding on this. it is a little murky. could not be found, but right up until the end he is helping she is going to come help this whole kind of revolutionary state in the mountains of virginia. he wants to help them, to help him pull off the revolution. [inaudible question] >> brown, the man? single. single most extraordinary thing. let's see. i have talked about it -- his resilience. thus, i should have, you know, should have an answer all teed up. i guess partly this is so little of a different subject. we think we have been through so much change. that is what is really incredible. farming with wooden plows. really a preindustrial world. he is traveling the nation
. that is what newt gingrich seems to want. the speaker looked to abraham lincoln. >> lincoln repaleudis united states the scott decision and his first inaugural address in 1861 and says no nine people can make law in this country. that would be the end of our freedom. >> bill: as the co-author of killing lincoln i know much about the man he did rhetorically condemn some judicial decisions such as justifying slavery in the dred scott decision. but he made no move against the supreme court. he did issue the most famous executive order in history the emancipation proclamation directly challenging the court. the justices did not overturn lincoln and they could have. newt gingrich is correct when he says that federal judges must be held accountable. it can't be lebleg lated the. the court of public parkway. intelligent legal challenges to rulings and expertly written laws can all blunt judicial craziness. but stuff like roe v. wade is the price we pay for checks and balances in a raucous democracy. that's the memo. reaction first up conservative pundit ann coulter who is an attorney. the perception
"killing lincoln" and you gave me a copy at the office the other day. >> you wouldn't buy it. >> and the factors's best right now. >> caution, you're about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins, right. ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly and thank you for watching us this christmas night. hope you're having a great time and this is a special edition of the factor, we begin with a look at giving. and this season of charity. and why that is so much more preferable to the redistribution of wealth. and laura i think graham recently weighed in on the subject. what do you personally, you personally owe poor americans? >> well, my christian views impel me and compel me to contribute and that means the things that i do, i don't think it's appropriate for me to talk about it, but you know, some of the stuff on my website, wounded warrior, fisher house and so much for those, little sisters of the poor and those groups help people as a way that an individual i can't do. so, i give money to those groups to help them. and that's very different of course, than the government telling us th
for the full hour. all right. very interesting. i like this idea of a challenge on the lincoln-douglas style debates with the president. and you want seven debates, but three hours each, no moderator, just a timekeeper. and you are convinced he will do it. i'm convinced he won't. >> first of all, i've said, and he can bring a teleprompter. [laughter] >> so we are going to make it fair. >> because he gets the teleprompter? >> i ask audience all the time, if you had to defend obamacare, wouldn't you want a teleprompter? in a lincoln-douglas style debate he could have an opening all on a teleprompter. and i think there are reasons he will do this. we will find out after the election. you will know. first, because he announced in springfield quoting lincoln and has wrapped himself in lincoln. second, because just pure ego. how can you be a columbia harvard law, editor of the law review, best orator in the democratic party and be afraid of some guy who taught at west georgia college. how is he going to look himself in the mirror or and say i can't stand up to newt. i don't believe they will do it
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is 6:38. in nine minutes, we're going back to the lincoln theatre in northwest washington. >> learn about a big movie showing starting there today and find out what else is on the theatre calendar. >> howard says we should hit, get this, 60 degrees but there is a trade-off. grab the umbrella. up next, a sneak peek of the christmas weekend forecast. >> that is fun! a concert featuring top rounds for free. know your status. h.i.v. and a.i.d.s. contest to. get in, take a free h.i.v. test and you can get that done outside the 9:30 club and head inside for the concert. also appearing tonight, rapper wale along with c.j. hilton and varner. 1,000 people have already taken their free test to get their tickets. that sounds like a lot of fun. >> here's howard. bustin' loose. >> with all of the warmer weather, check this picture out. clark sent this to me out of middleway, west virginia. we go to the weather graphics. those have some fresh leaves off his macintosh tree. his apple tree. he's got leaves. magnolia tree has some blooms coming. this is not good. because we're going to get some more
island governor lincoln chafee over the christmas holiday tree controversy. we'll show you what happened there. >> my fellow americans, tonight i humbly come before you to declare war on christmas. >> and once again our pal jon stewart mocking the war on christmas scenario. we have a reply to that. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone from d.c. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly, reporting tonight from washington. thanks for watching us. president obama channeling teddy roosevelt, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know president roosevelt despised capitalism even though he was a rich guy himself. did he not like monopolies or rich organizations exploiting american workers. he fought hard to get fairness into the private marketplace. now president obama says he wants to do the same thing in the face of a faltering economy. >> i believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot. when everyone does their fair share. [ applause ] >> when everyone plays by t
? >> joseph holt was lincoln's judge advocate general. and if people remember him today, they particularly remember him as the judge advocate general who was after lincoln's assassination responsible for prosecuting the conspirators who had worked with john wilkes booth. however, he is a much larger figure than that. he had a very -- he was 50-some years old by the time he got to washington, and by the time he became lincoln's judge advocate general. he had a very long life, and he lived on until 1894, so he's a much bigger figure than that. but the way we know him best is for his years as lincoln's judge advocate general. >> you titled this "lincoln's forgotten ally." why did you choose this as a title? >> because of his importance to lincoln, because of his deep devotion to lincoln and his policies and, therefore, he is lincoln's ally. but he is someone whom we simply don't remember in the historical record except in terms of a tiny slice of what role he played over the course of his life. as a professional. so he was, to me, one of the most important members of lincoln's administration,
of the nearby confederate ranks. by the time that abraham lincoln came in 1864 to command the entire union army and to oppose robert e. lee in northern virginia he was communicating with his corps commanders by telegraph from his headquarters miles behind the front. contrary to the myth that he was often drunk had at no time during the war was he incapable of effective action deutsch to consuming alcohol. i see at the top of this page a handwritten note that says taking a drink of water whether you think you need it or not. [laughter] >> during his rise grant not only developed enormous administrative skills but became a great strategist. more than any other side he understood that the rivers of the south or of any part of a vast battlefield area and can be used as avenues for penetrating and cutting of the confederacy once grant gets hold of a place he acts as if he had inherited it. among the great impressions of the grant that is mistaken is that he really wasn't very bright. during the last year of the war he incorporated into his headquarters at city point virginia what he called the burea
in other places. it was a political compromise. >> between lincoln and fulton and the beach. >> you're saying, why did they decide that exact plot? they brought someone from new york to come up with a park plan. they eventually made it a rectangle. they had the panhandle part. the panhandle was the same with as golden gate park, but there was dealmaking going on between park commissioners and they decided they would buy the land and cut off part of the panhandle. >> the development of lincoln park is interesting. you can see the cemetery. >> on the map, it is a cemetery. >> what happened to that and all of the bodies? >> they decided around the turn of the century the land was too valuable to bury people. where uss is now there were four cemeteries. they moved all of the cemetery's out -- cemeteries out. the heir did not want to move one of the places. there are two people -- two places where people are buried in the city. the other ones were moved out. >> the big scandal of lincoln park, someone wanted to build the legion of honor out there. she did and she got it done. they had to
.c., for another historical drama, "lincoln." >> you can't do lincoln justice unless you find something that he did that was everlasting. and for me, what was everlasting was ending slavery. >> reporter: and making something everlasting is what's most important to spielberg now. the devoted father of seven is going to take something on, it better be worth it. you, i'm sure, get so many fab tassic scripts and yet there's no shortage of projects that you could attach your name to. is it a higher threshold now? >> i'm a little more emotionally selective about the things that i sort of allow to kind of come into my life and touch me or even yank me out of my seat and say, you must direct me! it's a different criteria now. >> and when it comes to that lincoln movie, spielberg has decided to delay the release until after the election? >> reporter: that's right. i think both sides, both political parties lay claim to the mantle of lincoln. he didn't want the movie to be turned into some kind of political football, so, he's waiting to release it post-election. >> so it will be after november 2012. >> repor
an hour. we have harding park, lincoln park. this is the only course that is affordable to a lot of golfers. it is a treasure. we implore you to keep it. thank you. supervisor avalos: next speaker. more cards. >> think you for giving me the opportunity to address your special meeting. i am a pacifica resident and a sequoia a member, a sequoia audubon member. i am also a volunteer with the clover program. let's not forget the overall reasons to safeguard the policy of protecting endangered plants and animals. assuming long-term management for biodiversity those in sooner, the sooner we can give it needed petition. i urge you to let them manage and maintain sharp park as a natural area for all citizens. thank you. supervisor avalos: thank you, next speaker, please. >> my name is still in smith. kinesics generation san franciscan -- my name is still in smith region dyland-- my name is dillon smith. i am a sixth generation san franciscan. i grew up playing golf in sharp park. everybody there wants to support kids and help them in their lives and have a place to go. i saw this happen
will challenge president obama to seven three-hour debates in the lincoln-douglas tradition of a timekeeper and no moderator -- [applause] to be fair, i will concede in advance that he can use a teleprompter. after all, let's be honest -- if you had to defend obama care wouldn't you want a teleprompter? [applause] now people think that he's not going to accept. but i believe he will for three reasons. first, he announced in february of 2007 in springfield, illinois quoting lincoln. second, it's a question of ego. he's a graduate of harvard law school, the editor of the harvard law remove. the finest -- review. the finest orator in the democratic party. how does he look in a mirror and say he's afraid to debate somebody who taught at west georgia college? but finally, as many of you know, i study history, and unlike the president, i study american history. [applause] in 1858 abraham lincoln had been out of office for 10 years. he'd served one term in the u.s. house, before that a state legislator. when he announced he was announcing against the most powerful senator in the country. he said
lincoln, a figure who will come into his story at the end in a quite significant way. he is born in 1800 in connecticut by an old yankee farming stock and moves as a boy to the ohio frontier, where he is educated mail log schoolhouse and goes to work young and so for the first few decades, this future insurrectionist is something of a come former. he follows the path very closely adopting his calvinist belief, history of leather and he marries young to a woman brown describes as remarkable but economical of excellent character and good practical set , very romantic description of one's life. i'm sorry i don't have a picture of her read this was before the photographic days. and brown is this also tremendously self competent and ambitious man who thinks big and does everything on a big scale throughout his life beginning with family and he will ultimately father 20 children. i know. i come clean about having to. and the entrepreneurial spirit in the age of jackson, the 1830's, he moves from farming in to land speculation. he wants to get rich and starts buying land in the borrowing money
. henry clay, i've learned, heard patrick henry speak in virginia as a young man. abraham lincoln gave the eulogy at clay's funeral. lincoln formed the republican party. the report -- the republican party was saved in 1960 by getting it back together. john roberts is seen as this -- in this series as consoling charles evans hughes. that is so enriching. >> richard norton smith, we were watching the thomas dewey interview. the is not the interview of your dream. he was saying no, no, no. what was or at reaction? -- what was your reaction? >> a lot of people ask me about it. the last question -- he and his brother seemed to be so detached from the events that had engulfed their lives, everyone thought there were going to live in the white house. it did not seem to really be part of their dinner conversation. the only response i have -- i recently did a project on gerald and betty ford and i talked to the four children. the remarkable thing is, in the summer of 1974, they may have been the only family in america that did not have the dinner table conversation about what would happen if th
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